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Byzantine Tone 4

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st set

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are the first set for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a dazzling bright radiance . . . ."  Updated 10/4/18.

Barlaam of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Barlaam of Antioch, November 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast stronger than hardened brass . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The angels, beholding the entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion (choral)

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, sung from November 8th - 25th, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."  Updated 9/25/18.

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasia Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This Katabasia, Ode 9, is sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) until November 20th, inclusive, which includes the changes for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Let all earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy entrance of the Mother of God . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) through November 20th, which include the changes in Odes 1, 3, 5 & 9 for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "I shall open my mouth . . . and I shall rejoice in her entrance with gladness . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This Kontakion is sung from November 8th - 25th for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21st), Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."  Updated 9/25/18.

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, remembered on November 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give, thou didst disperse thy bread . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) and Both now at the Praises

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

These are sung on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Glory . . . Let us honor the all-wise teacher . . . Both now . . . O Mother of Christ God . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Matins on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Wondrous is God in His Saints, the God of Israel."

Prokeimenon, for an Apostle or Apostles, at Orthros

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for when an Apostle or the Apostles are being commemorated.  "Their (His) sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle James, "Brother of God," Feast day October 23rd, Prosomoin "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, all ye of godly mind . . . ."  Updated 9/9/18.

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

Innocent-Apostle to the Americas, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for St. Innocent, Apostle to the Americas, October 6th.  "The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Christ the Friend of man drew thee up . . . ."  Updated 9/20/18.

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O wise Thomas most blest of God . . . ."  Updated 9/8/18.

Anastasia the Roman, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman, October 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great courage didst thou endure . . . ."

Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

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Great Doxologies

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

Holy Fathers of the Seventh (and 1st) Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha

This Glory and Both now at the Aposticha is sung on the Sunday between October 11th & 17th for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, as well as for the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council on the Sunday after the Ascension.  "Come, ye assemblies of Orthodoxy, let us celebrate today . . . ."  Updated 5/30/19.

Pelagia the Penitent, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Pelegia the Penitent of Antioch, October 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pelagia most ven'rable, with all tem'prance and toil . . . ."

Ananias of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who was called from on high."  "When Saul received that divine ray out of Heaven . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at the Praises

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

These praises are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "On this day with joy of heart . . . ."  Updated 8/14/18.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Kontakion

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "The Church is shown to be a many-lighted heaven . . . ."

Silouan of Athos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for St. Silouan the Athonite, feast day September 24th.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "By prayer thou didst receive Christ as thy teacher in the way of humility . . . ."

After-feast-Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

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